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Q&A: Crystal Edmondson says “be kind” to others

Crystal Edmondson has been working here at Blue Ridge for over a decade (12 years in March). A resident of Culpeper County, she is also a youth pastor and loves to hang out with her family. Her personal mantra is “be kind because you never know what someone's walking though.” Scroll down for the complete Q&A with Crystal.



Q: What is your job title?

A: Surgery Scheduling Coordinator


Q: What does your job entail?

A: We start with a call to schedule the patient to schedule surgery (and all appointments related to surgery), coordinate with the facilities, reach out to surgical reps for instrumentation, and contact the patient's insurance companies for benefits and pre-certification.

Q: What do you like most about your job?

A: I love the challenge of my job (rarely a boring day). I love my co-workers, and I love Blue Ridge's outreach to the community.


Q: What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?

A: People are different when in pain.


Q: What would you be doing (for a career) if you weren't doing this?

A: Social work


Q: What profession would you definitely NOT like to do?

A: Sanitation (I have a friend who does it, and this girl isn't made for that)


Q: What county do you call home?

A: Culpeper

Q: What do you like best about your county?

A: I love the back roads, and tractors who slow up traffic.


Q: What is your favorite local business?

A: Messick’s Farm Market


Q: What do you like to do when you aren’t working?

A: Hanging out with my family.


Q: What’s a fun fact many people may not know?

A: I am a youth pastor.


Q: Where’s your favorite place in the world?

A: I love Savannah, GA

Q: What is your motto or personal mantra?

A: Be kind because you never know what someone’s walking though.


Q: If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

A: This is a tough one. Top five: Abraham Lincoln, Princess Diana, Gandi, Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King, Jr.


Q: Three words to best describe you:

A: Empathetic, enduring, and honest


Q: What is the one thing you can’t live without?

A: My faith


Q: What is the most recent TV show you binge watched?

A: The Office!!!!!!!!!!


Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

A: Mind reading

Q: What is one food you cannot resist?

A: Anything sweet


Q: If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be? A: Public relations


Q: What’s the best advice you were ever given?

A: Never feel rushed to make a major decision.


Q: Are you a dog person or a cat person?

A: Dog, but I always tell the hubby I'm getting a kitten muhahaha!


Q: What advice would you give your teenage self?

A: Comparison will only trade your problems for their problems

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